Quartzsite, Arizona Latitude 33.67 Longitude -114.21
This desert crossroads lies about 25 miles from the Colorado River and is the site during the cooler winter months of a gigantic flea market and rock & mineral show that stretches for acres just off the Interstate. I passed through here in the winter of 2004, and the place jammed with perhaps 100,000 people camping in R.V.'s in the desert nearby. This time I found the place deserted, but a couple of the larger rock shops were open.